Students: Grumbling at Grambling

The state of scholarship at most Negro colleges has generally been so low and the students traditionally so placid that the schools have rarely rated any kind of national notice. One exception is Louisiana's Grambling College, which has long had a reputation as one of the nation's most prolific producers of big-time athletes. But the demanding new mood of Negro students is no longer satisfied with athletic fame. Grambling student leaders recently shattered the serenity of the piney-woods campus in such a forceful protest over what they call "a second-rate atmosphere for learning" that National Guardsmen were summoned—and discontent...

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